Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Please Vote for Fair and Green

American Express and NBC are holding a contest: Shine a Light. Its aim is to highlight small businesses. And, wow! It's about time that small businesses catch a break.

Please put a "spotlight" on Fair and Green. We need at least 50 votes by Sept. 13th to stay in the picture. We'd love to have 500 or more! So pass this along to friends and family who have stopped into our store and loved it.

The grand prize is $100K: half in marketing assitance, the other half as a grant. We would be able to create a job and possibly add a service aspect to the shop (who likes Fair Trade chocolate as much as us? Chocolate counter?!). Plus, imagine the customer appreciation party we could throw!

Thank you in advance to all of you who vote for us. We want to stay in business and keep Fair Trade on the map in Truckee!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Baby Booties & Bibs from Guatemala

Handwoven, cute as a button booties and bibs from Guatemala. This picture really does not do them justice. Available in blue, coral and purple, these Fair Trade baby items will be a hit at the next baby shower.

We also received more handbags (with peace signs), and beaded bracelets from Guatemala and Nepal.

Batik Scarves from India

OM scarves in rust or a deep blue. A patterned wide scarf on the far right.

The dresses on the left are batiked in Ghana, and the far right dress is hand block print from India.

Fashion & Fair Trade all at a Fair Price.

Tree of Life Pillows & Handblock Printed Stoles

These gorgeous applique Tree of Life pillows come from the border region of India and Pakistan. Available in red and a green/red/black, the trees are made of scraps from the textile industry.

The stunning stoles (wide scarves) are a must see. Using wood block printing, a traditional art native to the desert area of western India, amazing script and patterns are printed onto these lovely stoles.

We also have large Wall Hangings of the Tree of Life pattern which are made with organic cotton and scraps from the textile industry.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Olive Wood Bowls, Napkin Rings & Serving Pieces

New Olive Wood Bowls from Kenya. The Kamba Tribe carves beautiful Olive Wood into bowls, serving utensils (inlaid with decorative bone), and napkin rings. Fair Trade, functional and fashionable. Great for wedding and house warming gifts.

Tin Can Earrings

Fun and playful recycled tin can earrings are a favorite for any "green" gal.

Affordable Fair Trade gifts with a unique twist can be found every day at Fair & Green in Truckee, CA

Swaziland Baskets in 3 new colors

This vibrant mix of colors on sustainably harvest grass will bring any table some Swaziland flavor.

We also have a red/black/natural combo and a natural basket with rust/orange/brown.

Three sizes of baskets, three different color combinations give you a great choice for that perfect gift.

"Dragon" Telephone Wire Baskets

Check out the new color of Telephone Wire Basket from South Africa: Dragon (after the Drakensburg Mountains). A deep red combined with dark brown, tan and a shock of bare copper make an elegant mix for this newest color of Fair Trade basket.

Monday, August 10, 2009

New Telephone Wire Baskets & More!

New arrivals coming this week!

Wednesday: New Telephone Wire Basket color will be in stock along with a refresh of all our current colors, beaded keychains, and a few other great items from South Africa. We may also have items from Mexico (I'm going to SF to see some new products and can't wait!).

Thursday/Friday: Guatemalan Worry Dolls, Tin Can Animals from South Africa, Wooden Salad Bowls & Servers from Kenya and more.

Also coming soon: Scarves, pillows, jewelry from India. Organic Loofahs and Sewn Baskets from Brazil.

We're working on bringing in many new items that you've never seen in Fair & Green and some you have (Pumice Feet available some time after September 15th...sorry for the delay). New Chocolate flavors coming in Sept/Oct.

See you at Fair & Green soon!

Monday, August 3, 2009

First Friday in August features Art, Music, and Nepalese Children's Home

First Friday is upon us again, and we have an amazing line up for August 7th.

Artists are knocking down the door to display in the Brickelltown Courtyard (in July we had 17...we think we'll have more this week!).

Emily Tessmer will be playing live in the courtyard. Here's a link to her website to hear samples of her music.

The Ama Foundation will also be here to give information about the AMA Ghar Children's Home in Nepal. Their 10-minute film will be shown at 7 pm.

And, as usual, we will have refreshments and snacks, Burger Me and Trio Wine Bar will also join in on the festivities. So don't miss it. 4-8 pm.

Fair & Green featured in SF Chronicle Travel Section

We are so excited that the SF Chronicle featured Fair & Green, along with many of our Brickelltown friends in this past Sunday's Travel Section. Here is the link to the article. If anyone has extra copies of the paper, let us know, we'd love to give copies to each of the stores featured.

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